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TRANSPOSED MODELS: THE BRITISH CAREER OF ANTONIO CESARE DE POGGI (1744-1836) 

Camilla Murgia

 

ABSTRACT

This article deals with the figure of Antonio Cesare de Poggi, a Tuscan artist active in London during the last decades of the 18th century. Poggi’s British career will be explored in order to understand how the artist integrated London’s artistic sphere and how this affected his artistic development. Particular attention will be drawn to three main issues of Poggi's British venture: his business as fan-painter, the working relation with other Florentine artists, such as Francesco Bartolozzi, active in London during this time, and finally, his activity as portrait painter.